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Spring 2020 Forums

The MIDP Forum seminar series is a student-driven seminar course that is interdisciplinary in scope. Speakers will be from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, entrepreneurs, and innovators. If you are interested in speaking to the Medical Innovator’s Development Program please email


January 15th, 2020
Charting your own path: exploring differing approaches to a career in medicine and public policy

Presenter: Mario Ramirez, MD
12-1pm|Eskind 237

January 29th, 2019
Journey to Getting the $2million NIH grant for Handheld Robotic Prostate Surgery
Presenter: Duke Herrell, MD
12-1pm|Ligh Hall 208

August 28th, 2019 Welcome back and overview of CQFD Presenters: Jess Wen and Ariel Kniss 12-1pm|Eskind 237

September 4th, 2019 Medical Innovation Grand Rounds Presenters: MIDP 3rd year students 12-1pm|Ligh Hall 208 RSVP

September 11th, 2019 Innovation in Respiratory Support Presenter: Dr.Matthew Bachetta 12-1pm|Eskind 237

September 25th, 2019 What Residency Programs Look For Presenter: Dr. Kyla Terhune 12-1pm|Eskind 237

October 2nd, 2019 Turner Family Center Welcome Presenter: Kathleen Fuchs Hritz 12-1pm|Eskind 237

October 30th, 2019 Applied Materials and Biomedical Engineering in Opthalmology Presenter: Dr. Ed Chaum 12-1pm|Eskind 237

November 6th, 2019 Healers Art Program Presenter: Dr.Andrew Wooldridge 12-1pm|Eskind 237

November 13, 2019 Healers Art Program  Presenter: Dr.Andrew Wooldridge 12-1pm|Eskind 237

September 12th, 2018 Curriculum 2.0 Presenter: Dr.Neil Osheroff 12-1pm|Eskind 325

September 19th & 26th, 2018 CQFD Presenter: Dr.Matthew Walker 12-1pm|Eskind 325

October 10th, 2018 AI and Wearables in Healthcare Presenter: Jerry Wilmink 12-1pm|Eskind 325


October 17th, 2018 Right Brain Activity Presenter: Dr.Reed Omary 12-1pm|Eskind 325

October 24th, 2018 Reverence Presenter: Gretchen Person 12-1pm|Eskind 325

November 7th, 2018 Venture Capital Written in Pencil not Pen Presenter: Monique Villa 12-1pm|Eskind 325

November 14th , 2018 Problem Solving in engineering and in Medicine Presenter: Stanley Lapidus 12-1pm|Eskind 325

November 28th , 2018 Medical Devices Presenter: Dr.Christopher Ellis 12-1pm|Eskind 325

December 5th , 2018 History of Innovation Presenter: Ole Molvig 12-1pm|Eskind 325

January 9th, 2019 Reverence Series part 1 Presenter: Gretchen Person and Andre Churchwell 12-1pm|Eskind 237

January 16th, 2019 Reverence series part 2 Presenter: Gretchen Person and Andre Churchwell 12-1pm|Eskind 237

January 23rd, 2019 Working in the nonprofit world Presenter: Pampee Paul Young 12-1pm|Eskind 237

February 6th, 2019 Strategies on Fostering Innovation Presenter: Elizabeth Meadows 12-1pm|Eskind 237

February 13th, 2019 SBIR/STTR Presenter: Laura Daniel 12-1pm|Eskind 237

February 20th, 2019 What Does Innovation In Public Libraries Look Like Presenter: Katherine Bryant 12-1pm|Eskind 237

March 13th, 2019 Influencing Innovation Presenter: Dr. Kevin Ward 12-1pm|Eskind 237

March 20th, 2019 Overview of FDA Regulatory Requirments Presenter: John "Nicky" Grimes 12-1pm|Eskind 237

March 27th, 2019 How to Study Your Device in Humans Presenter: John "Nicky" Grimes 12-1pm|Eskind 237

April 3rd, 2019 Prediction Health Presenter: Ravi Atreya 12-1pm|Eskind 237

April 10th, 2019 The 510(K) Program Presenter: John "Nicky" Grimes 12-1pm|Eskind 237

April 17th, 2019 The Submission Program Presenter: John "Nicky" Grimes 12-1pm|Eskind 237

May 22nd, 2019 How to Tweet Presenter: Dr. Reed Omary 12-1pm|Eskind 237

May 29th, 2019 Greenlight Medical Presenter: Austin Dirks 12-1pm|Eskind 237

June 12th, 2019 Director of Enterprise Analytics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Presenter: Ed Marx 12-1pm|Eskind 237